LINGUIST List 11.2087

Sat Sep 30 2000

Books: Socio/Anthropological Ling, Pidgins & Creoles

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  1. Joyce Reid, Language and Conceptualization, J.Nuyts & E.Pederson (Ed.)
  2. Joyce Reid, An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles, J.Holm

Message 1: Language and Conceptualization, J.Nuyts & E.Pederson (Ed.)

Date: 28 Sep 2000 10:23:51 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Language and Conceptualization, J.Nuyts & E.Pederson (Ed.)

Now in paperback.. Language and Conceptualization

Jan Nuyts, University of Antwerp
Eric Pederson, University of Oregon, Eugene

"I recommend this book to anthropologists interested in language or
 cognition. ...all of the chapters provide succinct statements of general
 theory, detailed ethnographic observations, or interesting experimental
 results."- Gary B. Palmer, American Anthropologist

"...the book is of interest to anthropological linguists interested in the
 relavance of our work to cognitive science."-Malcah Yaeger-Dror, Language
 in Society

To what extent is conceptualization based on linguistic
representation? And to what extent is it variable across cultures,
communities or even individuals? Of crucial importance in the attempt
to develop a comprehensive theory of human cognition, these remain
among the most difficult questions in the cognitive sciences. This
volume brings together ten new contributions from leading scholars
working in a wide cross section of disciplines, including linguistics,
anthropology, psychology and philosophy.


Jay Atlas, Balthasar Bickel, Mary Carroll, Ronald W. Langacker, Stephen C.
Levinson, David McNeill, Jan Nuyts, Eric Pederson, Edward A. Robinson, Eve
Sweetser, Russell S. Tomlin, Paul Werth 


1 Overview: on the relationship between language and conceptualization, Eric
 Pederson and Jan Nuyts; 
2 From outer to inner space: linguistic categories and non-linguistic 
 thinking, Stephen C. Levinson; 
3 Spacial operations in deixis, cognition, and culture: 
 where to orient oneself in Belhare, Balthasas Bickel; 
4 Remote worlds: the conceptual representation of linguistic would, 
 Paul Werth; 
5 Role and individual interpretations of change predicates, Eve Sweetser; 
6 Changing place in English and German: language-specific preferences in 
 the conceptualization of spatial relations, Mary Carroll; 
7 Mapping conceptual representations into linguistic representations: 
 the role of attention in grammar, Russell S. Tomlin; 
8 Growth points cross-linguistically, David McNeill; 
9 On the modularity of sentence processing: semantical generality and 
 the language of thought, Jay David Atlas; 
10 The contextual basis of cognitive semantics, Ronald W. Langacker; 
11 The cognitive foundations of pragmatic principles: 
 implications for theories of linguistic and cognitive representation, 
 Edward A. Robinson; 
Subject index; 
Index of names

Language, Culture and Cognition 1

2000/290 pp./2 halftones/27 line diagrams
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Message 2: An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles, J.Holm

Date: 28 Sep 2000 14:29:54 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles, J.Holm

An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles

John Holm, University of Coimbra, Portugal

This textbook is a clear and concise introduction to the study of how
new languages come into being. Starting with an overview of the
field's basic concepts, it surveys the new languages that developed as
a result of the European expansion to the Americas, Africa, Asia and
the Pacific. Long misunderstood as "bad" versions of European
languages, today such varieties as Jamaican Creole English, Haitian
Creole French and New Guinea Pidgin are recognized as distinct
languages in their own right.


List of tables; 
Abbreviations and symbols; 
1. Introduction; 
2. The development of theory; 
3. Social factors; 
4. Lexicosemantics; 
5. Phonology; 
6. Syntax; 
7. Conclusions; 

Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
2000/304 pp./2 maps/8 tables

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